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  • US journalist says body was 'at war' with Ebola

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Ashoka Mukpo knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full protective suits and hoods. The American video journalist is home now after recovering from Ebola he contracted while working in the virus-ravaged West African country of Liberia. In an interview with The Associated Press, he...

  • Health care worker criticizes quarantine process

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The health care worker who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is sharply criticizing the way her case has been handled. Kaci Hickox, the first traveler quarantined under Ebola watches in New Jersey and New York, gave a first-person account to the Dallas...

  • Ebola-stricken doctor's fiancee leaves NY hospital

    NEW YORK (AP) — The fiancee of a doctor who is being treated for Ebola has left Bellevue Hospital Center. Morgan Dixon, the fiancee of Dr. Craig Spencer, left the hospital Saturday evening but will remain in quarantine in her upper Manhattan apartment. Spencer was admitted to Bellevue on Thursday and tested positive for Ebola. His is the...

  • Dallas nurse who survived Ebola must wait for dog

    DALLAS (AP) — A Texas nurse who has recovered from Ebola must wait to see her King Charles spaniel, Bentley. Nina Pham returned to Dallas late Friday after her release from the National Institutes of Health. She has repeatedly tested virus-free and said she was looking forward to see Bentley. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said Saturday the...

  • NY doctor with Ebola experiencing stomach symptoms

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hospital officials say a New York doctor who became infected with Ebola while treating patients in Guinea is awake and communicating and is experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms. The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation said Saturday that Dr. Craig Spencer "is entering the next phase of his illness." The agency runs...

  • Mentally ill inmate, 22, dies at Utah state prison

    DRAPER, Utah (AP) — A 22-year-old Utah inmate who was convicted of making threats against a judge and had a history of mental illness has died in his cell at the state prison in Draper. Corrections Department spokeswoman Brooke Adams said guards approached Ryan Allison's cell about 7:30 a.m. Saturday after they saw him banging his head on the...

  • AP source: Addae didn't show symptoms until Friday

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chargers safety Jahleel Addae didn't show symptoms of a concussion until Friday afternoon, a day after having two scary reactions following hits in a loss at Denver, a person with knowledge of the situation said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the...

  • Fort Bliss soldiers deploy for Ebola mission

    FORT BLISS, Texas (AP) — About 75 soldiers from a West Texas Army post are being deployed this weekend to West Africa as part of a U.S. military mission in areas affected by the Ebola outbreak. The Fort Bliss soldiers will go on seven flights carrying heavy equipment such as generators, containers and helicopters. About 500 Fort Bliss soldiers...

  • Oviedo girl with Down syndrome is homecoming queen

    OVIEDO, Fla. (AP) — Oviedo High School crowned its royal as it celebrated a win over Winter Park. Fox 35 Orlando reports (http://bit.ly/1DN1kJx) some of the loudest cheers came Friday night during the announcement of senior Sydney Davis for homecoming queen. The Oviedo Challenge League cheerleader also has Down syndrome. She is one of a small...

  • Chicken Kiev linked to Minnesota outbreak recalled

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Chicago company has recalled nearly 29,000 pounds of chicken Kiev products linked to a salmonella outbreak in Minnesota. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the raw, frozen chicken entrees from the Aspen Foods division of Koch Meats were sold as Antioch Farms brand A La Kiev raw stuffed...

  • Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him. Even before leaving for Guinea this...

  • Report: Oral health has improved for NH children

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A new report is showing there's been statewide progress in children's oral health in New Hampshire. The report released recently by the HNH Foundation found significant improvement since a survey done in 2009, with a 31.7 percent decrease in untreated tooth decay and a 32.5 percent decrease in children with pressing dental...

  • Ebola: NY had jump-start, Dallas had to learn fast

    NEW YORK (AP) — Talk about a tale of two cities: A Dallas hospital got a pop quiz in Ebola and made an early mistake. New York got a peek at the answer sheet and was better prepared at the start. The contrast in handling two Ebola diagnoses highlights how differently cities and hospitals prepare for health emergencies. "The lesson I would...

  • New Bennington treatment center open by early 2015

    BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Officials in Bennington say they expect to have a new opiate addiction treatment center open in the southwestern Vermont shire town by early in 2015. Gov. Peter Shumlin, who traveled to Bennington on Friday for the announcement, said the center is part of the state's new emphasis on treatment, rather than law...

  • Ohio family grieves, worries for Liberia relatives

    KENTON, Ohio (AP) — The Ebola outbreak's rising death toll in West Africa is more than a grim statistic for a northwest Ohio family. The Kenton Times reports that hospital pharmacy director George Wuo and his hospital nurse wife Edith say the outbreak is devastating for relatives in their native country of Liberia. Edith says she has lost 11...

  • WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest ever outbreak of the disease with a rapidly rising death toll in Guinea,...

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